Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/26/12
USC arrived in El Paso on Wednesday for their New Years Eve Sun Bowl date against Georgia Tech. In addition to playing in his first bowl game, El Paso could also be a source for answers for Trojans wide receiver Robert Woods. The USC junior submitted paperwork to the NFL for a draft evaluation. As part of the process, he sent game film for evaluators to watch and in return hell get a grade and a projected draft position. Itll help or hinder my decision depending on what it says, said Woods of the evaluation. Also playing a role, Woods says, will be the game itself. In particular, who plays quarterback for USC in the bowl game. The status of Matt Barkley is still in question as he continues to rehab from a shoulder injury suffered against UCLA, which means backup Max Wittek could get his second career start. Wittek started the regular season finale against Notre Dame and has received the majority of the first team reps during bowl practices in Los Angeles. Barkley still hasnt practiced and isnt expected to, at least, until the team touches down in El Paso. If Max plays then you definitely see how that game will go and how we respond together and see what we can do next year, Woods said. It's not a given Wittek will be the heir to Barkley next season. Head coach Lane Kiffin said the quarterback competition for Barkleys successor is still wide open. If Woods is projected to be a first round pick, its believed that he will turn pro. Woods has been tabbed as a wide receiver with great hands and route running ability. This season, he caught 73 balls for 813 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last season, as a sophomore, Woods broke Keyshawn Johnsons single season conference record with 111 receptions. That record was broken this season by his teammate Marqise Lee. After announcing earlier this month that he would forego his senior year to enter the NFL Draft, Cals Keenan Allen is expected to be the first wide receiver taken in the draft. Other early entrant wide receivers include Tennessees Justin Hunter and West Virginias Stedman Bailey.
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